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New Study Examines Widely Used Brominated Flame Retardant

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently released one of its studies showing that current dietary eposure to tetrabromobisphenol A, a widely used flame retardant commonly called TBBPA, does not raise a health concern.

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ACC: Senate Boiler MACT Legislation Imperative Following Court Ruling

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to a ruling by U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman ending the stay of EPAs major source boiler (BMACT) and solid waste incinerator (CISWI) rules. (Sierra Club v. EPA, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 11-1278 (PLF)).

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ACC Applauds Congressional Action to Improve Chemical Risk Assessments

With todays bipartisan vote requiring improvements to EPAs IRIS program and NAS review of two parts of the 12th Report on Carcinogens, Congress has taken an important step to improve the science used by the Obama Administration to make public health determinations.

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ACC, SPI Align and Expand Efforts to Defend Plastic Bags and Increase Plastic Film Recycling

As efforts to ban or ta plastic bags become increasingly local, the Progressive Bag Affiliates (PBA), which includes Americas largest manufacturers of plastic bags, will transition from ACC to SPI. This move will become effective, January 1, 2012 and will allow PBA to leverage SPIs national grassroots network. Upon completion of the transition, the group will be named the American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA).

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Economic Outlook for U.S. Chemistry Industry Mixed; Shale Gas Offers Bright Spot

Despite a slowdown in Americas economic recovery, the outlook for the U.S. chemicals manufacturing industry is bright. According to the American Chemistry Councils (ACC) 2011 Year-End Situation and Outlook published today, gradual improvement will occur in 2012, before a stronger recovery takes hold in 2013.

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ACC Welcomes Boiler MACT Changes, Calls for Enactment of Pending Legislation

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)s proposed reconsideration of certain provisions in its suite of industrial boiler and solid waste incinerator rules (i.e. Boiler Major Source, Area Source, CISWI and Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials rules).

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Plastic Bag Collection Events Tip the Scales on America Recycles Day

Plastic bag recycling took on an educational and festive flair in schools, village squares, college campuses and retail store parking lots during America Recycles Day 2011, as community groups in 35 states embraced the message that plastic bags should not be treated like trash.

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Plastics Makers Hail Highland Park, Illinois' New Recycling Program as a Step in the Right Direction for Consumers

This week the Highland Park City Council voted unanimously to adopt a program that will bring at-store recycling bins to more of its major retailers. The program applies to stores larger than 10,000 square feet, which will provide one or more recycling bins in entrance areas with signs to educate consumers about the importance of recycling. The following statement may be attributed to Shari Jackson, director of the Progressive Bag Affiliates of the American Chemistry Council.